Nature PEI

June 4th Meeting – Canada’s Urban Forests

At Nature PEI’s June meeting join award-winning poet Ariel Gordon as she reads from her new book, Treed: Walking in \"Treed\". With intimacy and humour Ariel walks us through the streets of Winnipeg and into the urban forest that is, to her, the city’s heart. Along the way she shares with us the lives of these urban trees, from the grackles and cankerworms of the spring, to the flush of mushrooms on stumps in the summer and through to the red-stemmed dogwood of the winter. Ariel then travels to BC\’s northern Rockies, to Banff National Park and a cattle farm in rural Manitoba, and helps us to consider what we expect of nature. Whether it is the effects of climate change on the urban forest or foraging in the city, Dutch elm disease in the trees or squirrels in the living room, Ariel delves into our relationships with the natural world with heart and style, and will inspire us to reflect on the value of our own Island forests and our relationship with them.  Ariel Gordon is the author of two collections of urban-nature poetry, both of which won the Lansdowne Prize for Poetry. She lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

All are welcome at Beaconsfield’s Carriage House, June 4 at 7:30 pm, for a walk on the wild side. There will also be an opportunity to purchase a signed copy of Ariel\’s new book.

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